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Double Actuator - Bottle Logic Brewing

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Double Actuator
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87
very good

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bottle Logic Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lucnifter on 02-18-2014)
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Reviews by Stevedore:
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3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, indeterminate bottling date. Thanks Tyler. Poured into a GLBC snifter today, 5/1/2014.

A- Clear and light orange-copper body, two finger white head with good retention, no lacing. Pretty typical appearance for a DIPA.

S- Smells interesting actually; a nice bready caramel malt backbone is supplemented very well by a solid tangerine and papaya nose. Not super complex, but this is a nicely balanced nose and is certainly interesting.

F- Unfortunately, the nose doesn't translate to the palate. It's got some papaya and tropical fruit, but the malt backbone kind of falls behind here. It's quite bitter with a relatively non-descript hop contribution, though you do get a little bit of tropical fruit.

M- Quite bitter, medium bodied and carbonated well enough. But the bitterness is too much for the relative lack of hop flavours on the palate.

O- I expected more based on the nose, it just ended up being too bitter for what you'd expect based on the nose. A weird beer in that manner, as you can usually tell how much hops you'll taste when you smell it. But this is a beer that smells quite a bit better than it tastes.

Stevedore, May 02, 2014
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Out of a bottle and into tbe baby Almanac snifter.

Like that moment when you ring the door bell of a first date after meeting her during a drunken Saturday prior.

And....

Meh. Not ugly, but not what you hoped for. And smell and taste follow suit. It's not a bad date, but it just wasn't what you were hoping for. A bit too bitter, too flat, too bland.

Next!

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Getting better. But Raul still isn't tripping.

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Appearance: Clear, polished copper body with a clinging white head.

Smell: Big fruity hops - stone fruit, tropical fruit. Floral notes. Fairly sweet as well, but not excessively - the malt accentuates the fruitier aspects of the hop profile without contributing much actual grain aroma. This is on the verge of being too malty, without crossing that line; instead the malt is complementary to the hops.

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Overall: My first beer from this new brewery, and I'm pretty impressed. Looking forward to trying more from them.

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Double Actuator from Bottle Logic Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.